66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec. Once again, the 2015 vintage demonstrates its quality in a wine that has always been a product of both site and the classic Yarra blend of Bordeaux varieties. Too many superlatives can always seem a bit crass, but in this vintage there's an almost majestic quality to the elegance, depth and structure of this wine ‚– certainly in tasting it demands time and patience to give any sense of what's in store over what will potentially be a very long life. A reserved nose of cassis, blood plum, pastille and violets gives way to a cool, complex and restrained layer of cigar box, graphite, tapenade and Christmas cake. It's almost primal on the one hand, yet manages to retain a sense of elegance and finesse. The palate is clear, deep and resonant; seriously yet seamlessly structured; pure, plush and generous; effortlessly restrained. Open well in advance if drinking soon, and certainly a wine to continue enjoying over the next 15-20 years. ‚– Sandra de Pury
Guill de Pury grew up beside the out-of-operation 19th-century winery in Coldstream where a lack of interest in fine table wines had caused production to cease in 1921. In 1969, Guill and wife Katherine decided to replant the vineyard and start again, and gradually restored the reputation of this great Australian estate.
Guill has since handed over chief responsibility for the wines to daughter Sandra de Pury. Sandra initially worked as a chef in Hong Kong after previous experience in kitchens and a period of study in hotel management in Switzerland. She then enrolled in an MBA program at the university of Melbourne, during which she won a scholarship to the University of Chicago. This was followed by a five-year stint as a jet-setting problem-solver with a Melbourne-based management consultancy.
Eventually her family heritage caught up with her and she succumbed to the wine bug. She completed a degree in oenology on her way to becoming fourth-generation winemaker at Yeringberg, where she views her art as 'the perfect combination of intellectual, physical and sensory engagement. " - Distributor Note
|Product Type||Wine Red Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot & Friends|
|Sub Region||Yarra Valley|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|
|Vineyard Practices||Minimal Intervention|